(Barbados Today) First, it was the COVID-19 pandemic, then, there was ash from the La Soufriere Volcano. Now, Government is being called upon to assist victims of an overnight ‘freak storm’ that flattened homes, damaged roofs, downed trees and disrupted utilities across northern and central portions of the island.
Prime Minister Mia Mottley, after a day-long tour of the most-heavily impacted areas, promised that persons most severely affected by Thursday morning’s severe thunderstorm “shall not walk alone”.
In fact, she revealed that persons have already started receiving materials for the rebuilding of their homes, as authorities from Government agencies surveyed the damage.
During her comprehensive report from Ilaro Court, the Prime Minister spoke of over a dozen instances of severe damage that occurred in Fruitful Hill and Lower Parks, St Joseph, Trents, St Lucy, Orange Hill, St James, Glenburnie and Zores, St John, White Hill, St Andrew and Bayfield, St Philip.